Deb Fleming served as the president of the Board of Directors for Texas Dance Hall Preservation from 2014–2017 and became TDHP’s first executive director in June 2017.
Deb is a long time music lover and current business/tour manager for five-time Grammy Nominee and 10-time Blues Music Award winner Marcia Ball and her international tour band, based in Austin, Texas. Deb migrated into the music business after a 20+-year tenure as a healthcare executive running large risk-management companies in Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. In 2005, she bought and managed a 1200-person-capacity live music venue just east of Austin, before being recruited by Ball.
A fifth-generation Texan and San Antonio native, Deb discovered her long Texas lineage on a dance hall visit to Panna Maria, and thus began her love and interest in the historic halls. Since then, she has logged thousands of miles seeking out and photographing many operating halls, along with those long deserted and in need of some TLC. In early 2013, she started doing informal dance hall tours with friends to introduce them and others to the halls’ beauty, diversity and history. What started as a few fun road trips turned into a long-term passion.
Deb has served on other boards and is also the part-time executive director of Austin-based Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers.
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